Clinical ARPs 101

Maintaining and Optimizing Your Practice During Times of Rapid Change

May 29, 2020

Join us Friday, May 29, from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

At this session, you will have the opportunity to engage with peers, learn from them and discuss the benefits and challenges of clinical Alternative Relationship Plans. The session will be led by experienced clinical ARP physicians who will share their knowledge and perspectives.


  • Dr. Rick Ward, Family Physician, Crowfoot Village Family Practice ARP (capitation model)
  • Dr. Richard Hanelt, Family Physician, Good Samaritan Seniors’ Clinic ARP (annualized model)
  • Dr. Catherine Ross, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Calgary PICU ARP (annualized model)
  • Dr. Julia Carter, Family Physician, Sexual and Reproductive Health ARP (sessional model)

Learning objectives

At the end of this session, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe the key aspects that apply to all clinical ARPs.
  • Describe the differences between clinical ARP models.
  • Identify how to access AMA resources for further information and support on clinical ARPs.
  • Utilize the perspectives of experienced clinical physicians to assist in their own decision-making around preferred payment model.

Additional information (pre-reading)

The AMA’s ARP Physician Support Services (ARP PSS) website has excellent information on clinical ARPs including: purpose and guiding principles, funding models, stakeholder roles, governance, rates, application process/forms, listing of existing clinical ARPs, FAQs, success stories and support/resources available.


Register in advance for this Zoom webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

On entrance to the webinar your cameras and microphones will be disabled. You will be prompted to click ‘raise hand’ during presentation if you have questions; the moderator will then invite you to unmute during the Q&A session. Alternatively, you can type questions in the ‘Q&A box’ and speakers will address them during the Q&A session. For any questions the speakers are not able to respond to during the session, we will prepare and distribute written responses following the seminar.

CME Credit Information

This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Alberta Chapter for up to 1.5 Mainpro+ credits.

This webinar series is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. You may claim a maximum of 47 hours (credits are automatically calculated). This session is 1.5 hours.

Through an agreement between the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at

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